It is so much fun having a new project to work on AND knowing the other rugs have been finished, bound and no longer a UFO (for you newbies that means Un-Finished Objects). What's more fun with this Big Dog Hollow design is that it allows me to pull wool from my worm baskets and they just add to the old look of the piece.
Okay, okay, there are times when I hook a worm in and it isn't right but most of the time when you hook in that random piece of wool you just feel it was hooked by a woman who used 'what she had'. But hooking antique adaptations feels so good to me because that is what first brought me to rug hooking. I loved the magazine Country Living and adored the antique rugs on the walls, above the fireplace mantel, below the hearth, on the floor or the harvest table. Those were the rugs that beckoned me to become a rug hooker.
Have I teased you enough? Well..... first..... I could have accomplished more than this since starting it but have had a few annual physicals which took precious time from my hooking.
Okay, promise this is it. Here is what Big Dog Hollow looks like right now. It measures 27 1/2 x 34 and so far have used #8 and #8.5 cuts but when I get to the rabbit, cat and smaller motifs will use a somewhat smaller cut.
Thanks for dropping by and sorry I don't have more to report on the progress of this rug. AND, Kathy, if you are reading my blog would like to thank you for even considering me to do a pattern swap.